I am very passionate about helping others and I believe that although each individual is unique, everyone has the ability to change, heal, and move forward. I successfully help individuals, couples, and families to develop new skills and new ways to communicate and grow in order to create more satisfying relationships.
I will actively work towards understanding your perspective, values, feelings, and goals. I will also work collaboratively with you to tailor treatment according to your needs. My aim is to provide a warm, safe, and accepting environment in which clients can better understand and manage their emotions. My approach to therapy is systemic with psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and emotionally focused based elements. I use the Gottman Method in my work with couples. This method is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy in a relationship.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, divorce mediator, and author of “How To Communicate And Co-Parent With Your Ex-Partner After A Divorce” in the new book Stress-Free Divorce Volume 3. I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and completed divorce mediation training at Northwestern University. I have over 9 years of experience treating adults, children and families from diverse backgrounds. My areas of expertise include treating anxiety, depression, trauma, complex trauma, relationship challenges, ADHD, anger management, and adjustment difficulties.